DPS identifies man who died from crash involving train, semi truck

Police identify man who died from crash involving train, semi truck (Photo courtesy of Keith Kee)

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified 27-year-old Rustin Horton as the man who died in the train, semi truck crash Wednesday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., Horton was driving a 2013 Western Star truck tractor/ semi-trailer south on Rafter L Road when he approached a railroad crossing 6 miles east of Miami, Texas.

According to the Hansford County Reporter-Statesman Facebook page, a train was traveling eastbound, when Horton attempted to cross the tracks in the path of the train.

The train collided into the passenger side of the truck tractor causing extensive damage.

Horton was pronounced dead at the scene.

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